>> I think I missed the most interesting point. Applying an extrinsic
>> motivator (reward) to an already intrinsically motivating task makes
>> people LESS creative than they would have been without it.
> I am hoping the prize represents a community celebration of a contributor
> and that the celebration/praise serves as an internal motivator as well as a
> way of making clear that the Lift community recognizes and celebrates
So I'm not an expert (and reading half a book about the topic
certainly doesn't make me one).
However, my take (based mainly on reading this research) is that
making sure it is 2/3 recognition 1/3 cash will go further towards
accomplishing this goal. For instance a page on the website publicly
recording the recognition and celebration.